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Five reasons to study Information Technology & Systems

For those considering a degree in Information Technology & Systems but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Hands-on experience

Information Technology & Systems is a subject area that demands practical experience. Therefore, many universities offer term-time placements to help you learn in a professional environment. This gives a big boost to your CV, making you a desirable candidate in the graduate job market.

2. Career flexibility

Many different industries and sectors require the need for Information Technology & Systems graduates to help manage their systems. You could find yourself working for large firms, schools, administrative companies, the government, healthcare organisations, publishers or consultants.

3. Graduate schemes

Organisations such as CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) offer graduate schemes for Information Technology & Systems students. These schemes train you to be strong amongst the professional competition and help you transition from university life to a career.

4. Transferable skills

From IT to customer service, research to managerial, Information Technology & Systems students gain a host of valuable skills many employers are impressed by – even if they choose to work in a role that’s not directly connected to the degree. A lot of jobs in the market today are based around work on a computer, so information-based skills are highly beneficial.

5. Good starting salary

According to graduate data, students from this subject area are likely to enjoy a good salary in a graduate job. Professional work following an Information Technology & Systems degree could be very technological focused. Companies pay good money to employ someone who can ensure their information is safe and secure.

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